Bolivia, given its geographical and cultural diversity, its ancient history and tourism and gastronomy, offers attractive destinations for travelers.
It possesses treasures declared World Heritage by UNESCO, a variety of geographical areas and climates, urbanized cities and ancient cities, all living together in a country where its kind people receive with open arms the thousands of visitors that converge every year.
- Capital: Sucre
- La Paz: Government Headquarters
- Telephone code: +591
Due its diverse climate zones, it is recommended to be well informed for better pre-planning your trip to Bolivia: from tropical heat at the Amazon region to polar cold at the Andean region:
- Llano: Humid tropical climate, average temperature: 30 ° C.
While in general the Amazonian winds generate abundant rainfall, starting in May there is a more clear climate due to drying winds. During the winter there may be cooler temperatures for several days as a result of surazos (strong winds from the south).
- Altiplano: Arid-polar with strong winds and cold weather, temperature between 15-20 ° C during the day with dry noon and intense solar radiation, falling drastically at night to around 0 ° C. Frost and snow are very common.
- Valleys and Yungas: Temperate, humid and rainy climate. The temperature drops as the altitude above sea level increases, and it may even snow when approaching the 2000 meters.
- Chaco: semitropical, semiarid climate. January is humid and rainy, the remainder of the year is dry with warm days and cool nights. The surazos (strong winds from the south) also affect this region.
Main tourist destinations:
Locations in La Paz
- City of La Paz:
Converge in this city, people from all regions, as well as immigrants from other parts of the world. It is the seat of government and political and administrative capital of Bolivia, the most important city. At night it's a show, with the sky full of stars.
- Madidi National Park:
The National Park and Integrated Management Natural Area Madidi is a destination of incomparable natural beauty where 3,000 species live in harmony with humans. It is the largest protected area of ecological and biogeographical importance of Bolivia. Rurrenabaque, gateway to Madidi, is located 410km from La Paz.
- Titicaca lake:
It is located 70 kilometers west of the city of La Paz. It is fed by the glaciers of Apolobamba and the Cordilleras de La Paz, becoming the highest navigable surface world. It is divided into two basins: the Lake Maggiore and Lake Minor.
In an area of 30 hectares, it has a set of Templar remains of the Tiwanaku culture, including the Temple of Kalasasaya, where is the famous Puerta del Sol. It is the main archaeological site of Bolivia. It is located 72 kilometers from the city of La Paz.
Locations in Potosí
- Uyuni salt lake:
It is the largest salt lake in the world. It is located in a semidesert volcanic area with great mineral wealth and diversity of natural landscapes including geysers, lagoons (Colorada, Green, yellow and blue). It is located at a distance of 200 kilometers of Potosi.
Locations in Santa Cruz
- Jesuit Missions:
Its value is mainly manifested in the architecture of the temples; baroque style. It is located in the eastern mountains of the Department of Santa Cruz, about six hours from the capital. It has a great cultural and historical wealth. It is located over 200 kilometers from the city of Santa Cruz.
- Biocentro Güembé:
It is a place with full harmony between man and nature, where there is a great diversity of flora and fauna in their natural habitat, surrounded by exotic plants, lush forests and native animals of the region. It is 9 kilometers from Santa Cruz.
Locations in Chuquisaca
- Sucre city:
Located at south of the country, it has a pleasant climate all year round. It is called the city of the 4 names "Charcas", "La Plata", "Chuquisaca", "Sucre". It is the capital of the department of Chuquisaca and the constitutional capital of Bolivia.